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András Kovács

András Kovács is professor at the Nationalism Studies Program and the academic director of Jewish Studies at the Central European University in Budapest. He has led several large scale research projects on Jews and on antisemitism in post-Holocaust Hungary and collaborated as principal investigator in others

Between 1977 and 1990 due to illegal (samizdat) publications and activity as member of the democratic dissident movement in Hungary he was banned from professional activity in Hungary. After 1990 he taught at the Institute of Sociology at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest and worked as senior researcher at the Institute for Ethnic and Minority Research at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2004-2012). In 2006 he became Doctor of Sciences at the Hungarian Academy of Science. In 2013 he received the Széchenyi Prize, a Hungarian state distinction acknowledging outstanding scholarly achievement, the most prestigious scholarly award in Hungary.
András Kovács

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